First of all, thanks for all of the advice yesterday. Unfortunately, Matt Lauer blew my cover! I watch the Today Show every morning - well at least have it on in the background. Apparently, they talked about it on the show!
I casually mentioned Santa to her yesterday morning and the tears started rolling! You lied! This means the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Leprechauns, the Summer Bugs, the Full Moon Fairy, they're all lies! Shit - I guess I lied more than I thought. "BREATHE AND QUIET DOWN!" Not prepared, I just sat and listened. She was in NO WAY ready to hear the truth. So I made up some more lies of course! Also, she really has diarrhea of the mouth and her sister would know within 2 minutes of me telling her.
Yes, Lyla, we buy the gifts. Santa calls us and gives his report on how you've behaved this year; he watches all of the time. He also suggests what we need to buy for each child. Because of his age, Santa is unable to deliver all of the gifts himself. "So Santa Claus is just like God?" she asked. WTF?? Now she's using the God comparison? "What do you mean? I asked. "Well, just like God is everywhere, Santa is too?" Not wanting to get into that whole discussion, "Yes, just like God." "That's whey it's called the Christmas Spirit!" Lyla led me down that path, and I took it!
Just as I thought, 30 seconds after the conversation, Jake came running upstairs; "You told Lyla about Santa?" I simply told him that she doesn't know the whole truth - just ignore it.
After talking with Sopes, we've decided that the lies parents tell are just fine. She'll thank us for it someday for letting her keep the "holiday magic" for a little while longer!
So on a different note - we had one hell of a day yesterday! Jayla has gotten a new pair of mittens that let the tips of her fingers peek out, as well as a pair of ear-muffs from out nanny. She hasn't taken them off - and their causing havoc in the house! The t.v. is so loud we can't hear ourselves and she's shouting instead of speaking!
Jayla, back at it this morning!
**I need Chicagogrl1 to contact me!!